Excellence in Transition of Care Paediatric Continence Awards launched

The Whitehouse Consultancy is proud to announce the launch of the first ever Paediatric Continence Forum Awards to recognise excellence in transition of care from children to adult continence in the UK.


The awards, the first of their kind, are a collaborative exercise between the Paediatric Continence Forum (PCF) and the company Essity.

It is well documented that too many young people moving into adult NHS services experience a poor standard of transition, without proper care pathways to ensure that the quality of their care is upheld. These Awards aim to redress this situation through recognising best practice in this area of child health – such as good integrated working across child and adult services and providing appropriate support for the young person in a way that enhances their independence.

Applications are open to those working with children, adults, or from a combination of adult and paediatric services.  Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in the application of the NICE Quality Standards QS 140 “Transition from children from children’s to adults’ services” and NICE guidance NG43 “Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services”. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians with extensive experience in paediatric continence care and transition. The winners will be announced in January 2020 and will be given an award certificate, as well as a digital badge which can be used to promote their win in electronic communications and on social media.

For more information about the Transition Awards, please visit www.paediatriccontinenceforum.org

The Whitehouse Consultancy runs the secretariat for the Paediatric Continence Forum (PCF), a campaigning group of health professionals, patient representatives and commercial members that engages with the Government and policymakers nationally to raise awareness of childhood bladder and bowel problems and to improve NHS services in this area of child health.

The Whitehouse Consultancy has decades of experience creating and managing national and international associations, one of our most prominent being the the PCF. More information about our association management can be found here, or, if you have any questions, please contact our Chair, Chris Whitehouse, at chris.whitehouse@whitehousecomms.com.